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03 Mar 2012

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal

China, Ming Dynasty dish, Calouste Gulbenkian MuseumCalouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum  (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian) is a museum in Lisbon, Portugal, containing a collection of ancient, and some modern art. The museum was founded according to Calouste Gulbenkian's last will, in order to accommodate and display Gulbenkian's art collection belonging now to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. [Wikipedia]

The permanent exhibition galleries are distributed in chronological and geographical order to create two independent circuits within the overall tour. The first circuit highlights Oriental and Classical Art on display in the Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Eastern Islamic, Armenian and Far Eastern Art. The second covers European Art with sections dedicated to the Art of the Book, Sculpture, Painting and the Decorative Arts particularly 18th century French art and the work of René Lalique. Copyright of VCM